So, what’s in it for you?

Whether you’re an old hand or applying for the first time, there’s much more to being a Sport Relief call centre than simply taking donations.

It’s an excellent employee engagement opportunity bringing people together from different parts of your company, and also gives staff the fantastic feeling of being an integral part of a massive national event. Most importantly, it’s so much fun, the atmosphere it will create in your office will be incredible.

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What’s involved?

If being a Sport Relief call centre sounds like something you could do, here are some of the minimum requirements needed.

To provide a minimum of 50 staffed lines, on a single deliver-to number on Friday 18th March.

To recruit volunteers to cover the number of lines, plus 20% surplus to keep line numbers consistent.

If this sounds like something you can do, get in touch for full details and to register your interest. Recruitment starts in October.

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What we’ll do

We know it takes some planning to organise your Sport Relief call centre but we’ll be with you every step of the way.

You’ll have access to online resources, plus we host briefings around the country to make sure you know everything you need to before the big night. We also provide a Comic Relief contact to answer all your questions. On the night of TV itself, there’s a call centre helpdesk on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Got questions? Just ask.


BT Leicester

“Well what a night! There was a great buzz when that first call came in, and it was someone who had not taken calls on a telethon before. The roar went up at our first £1,000, and so started the Mexican wave!”

Virgin Media Stockton

“In the evening, we welcomed our 90 and the night flew. Before we knew it, midnight was upon us. A massive round of applause filled the call centre with a sense of achievement. Another great night had by all!”


Martin Bennett, CEO of HomeServe Membership Ltd who took calls said: “Supporting Sport Relief is a big night for us; we want to ensure it’s an effortless experience for those people who generously call in to donate.”